EXC: Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena, Congress leaders were on target of terrorists

Delhi Police reveal that the nabbed terrorists were tasked to three eliminate Punjab-based leaders

NEW DELHI | Updated: 15 January, 2023 6:32 pm IST
Delhi Police terror suspects
Naushad Ali and Jagjit Singh alias Jagga were tasked with eliminating three leaders from Punjab

Three Punjab-based leaders from the Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena and Congress were in the crosshairs of two terrorists who were arrested on January 12 by Delhi Police.

Jagjit Singh, alias Jagga, 29, and Naushad Ali, 56, were arrested for allegedly beheading a man from Jahangirpuri and dumping his body parts at the Shahbad Dairy drain.

The man whom they allegedly killed on the intervening nights of December 15 and 16, 2022, has also been identified as a resident of Northwest Delhi. His identification was done based on a tattoo of a “Trishul” on his hand, police sources said.

Sources in the Delhi Police told The New Indian that few leaders were targets of the two terrorists. But the Delhi Police has averted their operation of execution on time, the source said. For security reasons, The New Indian is not revealing their identities.

Sources also said that the killing of the youth was their trial for their Pakistan-based handlers. Both were asked to prove their loyalty to ISI and Khalistan.

Sources also said the date and place were also decided for two of their targets. One was supposed to be targeted on January 27 and another was supposed to be eliminated on January 31. The recce for two of the leaders was also done by both terrorists.

On completion of the tasks — eliminating the leaders — the duo were supposed to get ₹50 lakhs, ₹1 crore and ₹1.5 crores, for the respective targets, sources said. As token money, they had received a total of ₹5 lakh via hawala operators.

On Saturday, The New Indian was the first to report about the copping of the man by these two terrorists for their handlers in Pakistan.

The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested both terrorists from Jahangirpuri on Thursday for their anti-national activities. They were booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Special Cell. Three pistols with 22 live cartridges were also recovered from their possession. On Friday, both were produced before the court, where they were sent to 14-day police custody.

During their interrogations, both revealed the fact about the beheading of the man. Sources also said the youth whom they chose to prove their loyalty to was allegedly involved in a stone pelting incident at a masjid in Jahangirpuri. He belonged to an economically poor background and was also a drug addict.

Police said Naushad had been associated with the terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Ansar, had been convicted in two murder cases and had undergone a 10-year sentence under the Explosive Act.

Jagga is a member of the notorious ‘Bambiha’ gang. He has been getting instructions from foreign-based anti-national elements to spread the terror activities of the banned terror group Babbar Khalsa International.

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